World Council of Credit Unions
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the self-sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council is funded by member dues, government agency and foundation grants and annual gifts to World Council's Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions. World Council of Credit Unions and its subsidiaries are headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA. World Council also has a permanent office in Washington, D.C., and program offices worldwide.